Josh Rosen

Josh Rosen

Quarterback #3
Team: Miami Dolphins
Ht / Wt:6'4" / 226 lb.
Born:February 10, 1997
Drafted:2018 / Rd. 1 (10)
Draft Team:ARZ

Josh Rosen: No update on potential trade/cut

Coach Brian Flores didn't say if Rosen as requested a trade or release, merely saying that the young quarterback can earn reps based on his practice performance, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Analysis: The comment about earning reps feels like empty coach-speak, considering the Dolphins have Ryan Fitzpatrick and rookie first-round pick Tua Tagovailoa in their QBs room. Common sense suggests Rosen is the odd man out, or at least No. 3 in the pecking order for practice snaps. His rookie contract is fully guaranteed, so the Dolphins won't gain anything but a roster spot if they release him.

August 3, 2020 7:49 AM EST

Josh Rosen: Could have future in Miami?

General manager Chris Grier said the Dolphins haven't given up on Rosen's development, Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Grier makes a reasonable point about Rosen being held back by coaching changes, including three different offensive coordinators at UCLA and three more through two seasons in the NFL. Even so, teams expect to see a basic level of competence from their players, and Rosen failed to deliver that for both the 2018 Cardinals and 2019 Dolphins. Grier may believe there's still hope for Rosen to succeed in the NFL, but that probably won't stop the GM from using an early draft pick on another quarterback. With Ryan Fitzpatrick under contract through 2020, the Dolphins should at least have some level of discussion about moving on from Rosen.

January 23, 2020 9:27 AM EST

Josh Rosen: Not being considered for Week 17

Coach Brian Flores said Thursday that he isn't considering playing Rosen during Sunday's season-finale against the Patriots, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Flores shot down the concept of giving Ryan Fitzpatrick the start and then handing the reigns over to Rosen, saying he intends to "stick to what we've been doing," per Cameron Wolfe of A decision to have Fitzpatrick finish the season under center wouldn't come as much of a surprise, considering the veteran's recent quality of play, though it would mean Rosen won't get another shot to prove himself in game-action during the 2019 campaign. With Fitzpatrick and Rosen both still under contract for the 2020 season, and the Dolphins a strong candidate to address the quarterback position in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft, Rosen's standing in Miami is looking murky heading into the offseason.

December 26, 2019 9:47 AM EST

Josh Rosen: Loses starting job

Ryan Fitzpatrick will replace Rosen as the starting quarterback for Sunday's game in Buffalo, Cameron Wolfe of reports.

Analysis: Speaking to the media after Sunday's 17-16 loss to Washington, coach Brian Flores said Rosen would retain the starting job. Flores apparently changed his mind at some point thereafter, perhaps when he saw the film from the Week 6 loss. In any case, it won't come as any surprise if Rosen gets another chance as the starter later this season.

October 16, 2019 8:22 AM EST

Josh Rosen: Benched in loss

Rosen completed 15 of 25 passes for 85 yards and two interceptions during Sunday's 17-16 loss to Washington. He was benched during the game, but head coach Brian Flores announced after the game that Rosen remains the starter, Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Rosen was knocked around in a battle of winless teams, taking five sacks in abbreviated duty. When he was able to deliver the ball, the results were poor as he tried to force a pair of passes past the defense only to have them intercepted. The sophomore quarterback now has five interceptions to go with just one touchdown on the season and is averaging a measly 5.2 yards per attempt. Though he's penciled in for the start in Week 7, a dangerous Bills defense looms.

October 13, 2019 3:12 PM EST

Josh Rosen: Locked in as starter

Coach Brian Flores suggested Rosen will serve as Miami's starting quarterback for the rest of the season, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Flores referred to the QB situation as "settled", noting that Rosen has already improved and will have the opportunity to continue doing so. The second-year pro gets a favorable matchup Week 6, with the Dolphins hosting a Washington team that's given up 8.0 yards per pass attempt (23rd) and 13 passing TDs (32nd).

October 9, 2019 8:26 AM EST

Josh Rosen: Performs admirably against Chargers

Rosen completed 17 of 24 pass attempts for 180 yards, one touchdown, and one interception during Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: Facing a difficult matchup, Rosen completed an impressive 71 percent of his passes while averaging a respectable 7.5 yards per attempt. He threw a nifty 34-yard touchdown pass to DeVante Parker in the first quarter and took his team into halftime down just seven, only to fade in the second half, during which the Dolphins mustered just 37 yards of offense. Rosen showed no signs of the elbow issue that bothered him throughout the week and will have time to rest over the bye before facing the Redskins at home on Oct. 13.

September 29, 2019 2:43 PM EST

Josh Rosen: Full practice Thursday

Rosen (elbow) practiced in full Thursday.

Analysis: Rosen is listed with an elbow injury, but he doesn't appear significantly hindered by the issue or in danger of missing any time. The 22-year-old signal-caller is on track to make a second consecutive start under center Week 4, when he'll face off against the Chargers. The Dolphins have scored only one receiving touchdown through three contests, so Rosen will remain off the fantasy radar until such time as Miami's offense manages to achieve some consistency.

September 26, 2019 12:41 PM EST

Josh Rosen: Nursing elbow injury

Rosen was a full participant in practice Wednesday but is listed with an elbow injury, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Rosen was evaluated for an injury during Sunday's 31-6 loss to the Cowboys, but he retook the field without missing many snaps and doesn't appear in danger of missing time. The second-year quarterback is preparing for another start under center versus the Chargers in Week 4, and will work to log a more successful day moving Miami's offense. The Dolphins scored only six points - two field goals - in Rosen's first start, as he compiled just a 46.2 completion percentage and 5.1 YPA.

September 25, 2019 12:14 PM EST

Josh Rosen: Getting another start

Rosen (hand) will start Sunday's game against the Chargers, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Rosen finished with an ugly stat line -- 46.2 completion percentage, 5.1 YPA -- in his first start for Miami, but he actually put together some nice drives prior to halftime in Dallas. Naturally, the Dolphins only got six points out of it, settling for two field goals, a missed field goal and a red-zone fumble by Kenyan Drake. The team then failed to get anything going after the break, ultimately losing 31-6. Rosen still doesn't have much help around him, but it at least seems his hand injury from last week isn't serious.

September 25, 2019 8:01 AM EST

Josh Rosen: Has rough day versus Dallas

Rosen was being evaluated for a hand injury toward the end of Sunday's 31-6 loss to the Cowboys, according to Chris Perkins of The Athletic.

Analysis: Rosen was checked out for an unrelated injury earlier in the game, and though he returned to the contest, he seemingly suffered another ailment in the latter stages. The second-year quarterback looked capable at times but faced a difficult matchup against a solid defensive unit and finished averaging just 5.1 yards per attempt. Rosen will be evaluated in the coming days, but he would carry minimal fantasy value in next Sunday's home matchup with the Chargers even if he is cleared of potential injuries.

September 22, 2019 6:02 PM EST

Josh Rosen: Slated to start Week 3

Rosen will start Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Cameron Wolfe of reports.

Analysis: After two consecutive blowouts with Ryan Fitzpatrick starting under center, the Dolphins are opting to make a switch at the quarterback position and turn to Rosen. The second-year signal-caller will work to make the most of Miami's underwhelming receiving corps and questionable offensive line in Dallas on Sunday. With the team expected to take a long look at Rosen in order to evaluate his potential as a franchise leader, it wouldn't be a surprise for him to keep a grip on the starting gig going forward, even if the offense continues to struggle.

September 19, 2019 1:15 PM EST

Josh Rosen: Splits starting reps in practice

Rosen shared starting snaps with Ryan Fitzpatrick during Thursday's practice, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Coach Brian Flores said Thursday that Fitzpatrick is still the starter "right now," but it's worth noting that Rosen didn't receive starting reps during last week's practices. Rosen entered both of Miami's contests this season in the fourth quarter, after each game was out of hand and Fitzpatrick had been pulled. The Dolphins could be gearing up to make a switch at quarterback in the event that Fitzpatrick struggles for a third consecutive week.

September 19, 2019 12:17 PM EST

Josh Rosen: Struggles in Week 2 garbage time

Rosen completed seven of 18 passes for 97 yards and an interception after entering in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 43-0 loss to New England.

Analysis: Ryan Fitzpatrick tossed a trio of interceptions -- including two pick-sixes -- before giving way to Rosen in garbage time. Coach Brian Flores said that Fitzpatrick remains the starter for now, but the team will consider making the change to Rosen. There's a laundry list of issues with Miami's team that goes far beyond the quarterback position, so Rosen would be unlikely to find much success if he were to capture the starting job.

September 15, 2019 3:39 PM EST

Josh Rosen: Sees mop-up duty in opener

Rosen entered the Dolphins' 59-10 loss to the Ravens on Sunday in place of Ryan Fitzpatrick (coach's decision) with 22 seconds remaining in the third quarter and completed one of three passes for five yards with no touchdowns and one interception.

Analysis: Rosen had absolutely no cure for what ailed the Dolphins on Sunday, with his final numbers telling the story. The 2018 first-round pick of the Cardinals lost a preseason job battle with Fitzpatrick, but given Sunday's developments, he may not be far from getting a crack at the starting job. However, even if he does ultimately end up helming the offense, Rosen's upside figures to be significantly capped by the questionable personnel on both sides of the ball for Miami, as even the team's highly questionable defense could indirectly sabotage him by facilitating large deficits that allow the opposing team to pin its ears back against him.

September 8, 2019 1:51 PM EST

Josh Rosen: Loses job battle to Fitzpatrick

Rosen will begin the season as Ryan Fitzpatrick's backup, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Both Rosen and Fitzpatrick were held out of Thursday's preseason finale, meaning coach Brian Flores made his decision based on the Dolphins first three exhibitions. Rosen didn't fare all that well on those outings, completing 28 of 45 passes for 352 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. He'll thus have to wait for the magic to wear off Fitzpatrick before making his first regular-season appearance as a Dolphin.

August 29, 2019 8:06 PM EST

Josh Rosen: Scheduled to play Thursday

Rosen is likely to play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Saints, Cameron Wolfe of reports.

Analysis: This might be taken as a hint that Rosen won't get the Week 1 start, but coach Brian Flores insists he still hasn't made a decision between the second-year pro or Ryan Fitzpatrick, per Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald. Flores may want to use Thursday as a final audition, though it sounds like Fitzpatrick -- who is battling an illness -- won't get another chance to make a case for himself. No. 3 quarterback Jake Rudock figures to get most of the playing time Thursday.

August 27, 2019 7:49 AM EST

Josh Rosen: Picking up steam in competition

Coach Brian Flores said Friday that Rosen's strong play during Thursday's preseason win over the Jaguars has made it "harder" to decide the Week 1 starter, Alain Poupart of the Dolphins' official site reports.

Analysis: Rosen relieved Ryan Fitzpatrick under center Thursday after the veteran logged three quarters of offensive struggles, and immediately made the most of his opportunity. The 22-year-old led a 99-yard touchdown drive and made a number of impressive plays using both his arms and legs, showcasing physical talent and savvy decision making. Fitzpatrick still seems to be the favorite to start Week 1, but Rosen has spent the preseason gaining momentum and could prevent the veteran the luxury of a long leash during the regular season.

August 23, 2019 12:47 PM EST

Josh Rosen: Shows promise in win

Rosen completed five of seven passes for 59 yards and added 23 yards on four carries during Thursday's 22-7 win over Jacksonville.

Analysis: So much talk this offseason has been about how it's Rosen versus the veteran, Ryan Fitzpatrick, for the starting job. It was Rosen who showed some veteran savvy in his first drive, using a hard count to give his offense some breathing room when pressed against its own goal line. A 99-yard touchdown drive ensued, featuring a nifty 39-yard pass downfield to Isaiah Ford and scrambles of 11 and 14 yards by Rosen. Rosen only received three true drives of work with Ryan Fitzpatrick playing into the second half, but looked every bit like a young potential franchise quarterback. He's been behind Fitzpatrick all offseason and, despite the promise he showed against the Jaguars, it probably wasn't quite enough to change the equation too dramatically.

August 22, 2019 9:07 PM EST

Josh Rosen: Has so-so showing Friday

Rosen completed 10 of 18 passes for 102 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions during Friday's preseason loss to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Getting the starting nod over graybeard Ryan Fitzpatrick, Rosen didn't really flash but also didn't make a drastic error, if one looks at the box score. On a positive note, Rosen's stat line could have been better if not for a handful of drops between Preston Williams and Mike Gesicki. On the other side of the coin, Rosen threw the ball directly into the hands of Bucs corner Jamel Dean on third-and-five late in the first half, but Dean couldn't corral the pass. Rosen appears to be behind Fitzpatrick for the Week 1 start at the midpoint of exhibition play, but two games remain to change the mind of coach Brian Flores.

August 16, 2019 9:22 PM EST

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